Subject: Re: ncr driver working well with 53c875?
To: Stefan Esser <>
From: Marc Slemko <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/27/1997 08:52:02
On Tue, 27 May 1997, Stefan Esser wrote:

> On May 26, Marc Slemko <> wrote:
> > I have run both a DC-390U (ultra) and a DC-390F (ultra wide) under FreeBSD
> > without any real problems.  The U isn't wide, but still uses the 875
> > chipset. 
> > 
> > Note that the Tekram's BIOS doesn't like disks partitioned using FreeBSD's
> > dedicated mode and will hang on boot if it sees one.  
> Well, it will write a nasty complaint, and will pause for
> some 10 seconds, but will eventually continue the SCSI bus
> scan ...

Perhaps with newer BIOSes it is fixed.  I get a nasty complaint if the
geometry isn't what it thinks it should be and it then continues, but with
the version I was using if I used the dedicated mode it just hangs.